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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with playwright
Hugh Steadman Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Steadman Williams.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Mgr Vincent Nichols.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Mgr Vincent Nichols.

: News

: Punters

Listeners investigate a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the team.
0 WRITE to: Punters,
BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR 0 PHONE: [number removed]86


Unknown: Susan Marling

: An Englishman in the Midi

Six talks by John P Harris about living in a village in the South of France.
4: School
Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Natural History Programme

'I was fascinated by them while on holiday in Corfu. Where can I see them in Britain? Does the weather affect their luminescence?
Will their light go out once they find a mate?'
Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling go off on the trail of glow worms. They also embark on a quest to track down the elusive
High Brown Fritillary. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Brown Fritillary.
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets
Professor Robert Winston , Professor of Fertility Studies at London
University, to talk about his life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Professor Robert Winston
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

Black Hole
Alan Woodburn takes the train to London and needs his blue anorak as an anti-gravity suit.


Unknown: Alan Woodburn

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard.


Presented By: John Howard.

: Quote ... Unquote

Chairman Nigel Rees juggles bons mots with Sir Antony Jay , Victor Spinetti ,
Gemma O'Connor and A N Wilson.
Readings by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Gemma O'Connor
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie.


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

From Abelard to Father
Ralph in The Thornbirds, why can the cassock, breviary and dog collar be so alluring to women? Clare Jenkins hears some confessions.
Serial: Going Wrong (4)


Unknown: Clare Jenkins

: Ouzo in Ag Nik

A comedy of shattered expectations by Jayne Hollinson.
Three friends fly out to Crete for their annual holiday of sun, romance and ouzo....
Director Kay Patrick


Unknown: Jayne Hollinson.
Director: Kay Patrick
Tracey: Diane Whitley
Ange: Janette Beverley
Shar: Amelia Bullmore
Niko: Anthony Psaila
Craig: Graeme Kirk
Albert: Chris Wright

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: News

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites
P D James and Norman Willis to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Norman Willis
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen on the courage of outdoor actors who have to beat the weather; the world of Beatrix Potter and her characters is recreated in a new exhibition; and the Doug Anthony AUstars are back once again to insult their audiences.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Doug Anthony Austars
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Cameron is hosting a dinner party.

: A Plaque on All Your Houses

In the mid 19th century the Royal Society of Arts marked Byron's birthplace with a disc of porcelain. Since then hundreds of blue, brown and now green plaques honouring the great and the good have been unveiled. Eric Robson tours the residences of past notables to meet today's occupants. He is greeted by determination, an ancestral spider and a new commercialism which could place a plaque on all your houses.
Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Eric Robson

: Maps of the Mind

Two programmes about the ways we choose to chart the world around us.
With Peter Evans.
2: The Chart Show
Homer, James Joyce and Frederick Forsyth all draw literary maps.
Psychologists construct mental maps, while cosmologists chart the Alice-in-Wonderland world of black holes and space/time. Future maps will be seen not just on walls or in books but as a four-dimensional reality on a computer screen. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: [number removed](10.00am-5.00pm)
0 WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?. BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander Macleod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Across the Common by Elizabeth Berridge. Part 9.


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge.

: Peeler

A six-part crime series in 1830, a year after tht Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.
Written by Patrick Carroll. 2: PC Quin is charged with assault, the riots worsen and the blackmail plot thickens.
Singer Martin Carthy.
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Written By: Patrick Carroll.
Singer: Martin Carthy.
Director: Janet Whitaker.
PC Martin Quin: Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley: James Booth
Sir Robert Peel: Norman Jones
Lord Trowle: Richard E Grant
Colonel Rowan: Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne: Killian McKenna
Maria Staples: Joanna Myers
Peter the screever: Fraser Kerr
Francis Place: Mark Straker
Insp Beale: Timothy Bateson
Mr Yardley: Richard Pearce
John Staples: Ian Lindsay
PC Rourke: James Greene
PC Atkinson: Alan Barker
Rev Charles Lyton: Timothy Carlton
Sgt Dutton: Ronald Herdman

: News

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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